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Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Support your local soldier

With planeloads of military men and women returning to Minnesota, now is a great time for the Minnesota State Bar Association Military Affairs Committee to offer its "Military Legal Assistance Seminar," scheduled for Aug. 2 at 8 a.m. at the Dorsey & Whitney offices. Free CLE credits are pending for volunteers willing to take a pro bono case for a service member through the Military Affairs Committee Pro Bono Listserv. And breakfast will be provided, too!

One would hope our troops would return to a hero's welcome, but they also return to unemployment, divorce, eviction and consumer law issues, said MSBA Pro Bono Coordinator Caroline Palmer. "We hear a lot from the JAGs that they are looking for help," she said.

Information about the seminar is available at the MSBA's Web site. (Click here for more.)

The military affairs committee is co-chaired by Thomas Kayser, a retired lieutenant colonel in the Air Force Reserve who spent eight years on active duty.

"We've got to do something for these men and women. It's a terrible situation," Kayser said.
Kudos to Kayser, Palmer, and the rest who pitch in to aid those who serve our country.

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